Fade To Black 12″Elektra / Megaforce
Here’s a early promotion-only 12″ single of Fade to Black….
The original Galactica followed the Star Wars formula closely, including a great symphonic score.
Here’s a 10 inch vinyl LP of the New York neo-punk band’s major label release.
Creedence Clearwater Revival
I became a CCR fan a decade after they broke up. There was no exposure to their original albums and not much radio airplay. But there was a TV commercial for this greatest hits package that ran constantly through the 80s on syndicated television, cable, and of course the early days of MTV.
If this record introduced you to John Fogerty and Creedence as well, we’re not alone; over 8 Million copies were sold in the US!
Sweet Goddess of Love and Beer
Sony Music / Okeh Records
For a few years in the 90s, Sony Music brought back the Okeh Records label for some new blues artists including Popa Chubby. His single of “Sweet Goddess…” was issued on a 10″ vinyl single with a cardboard sleeve to look like a 78 from the 1930s Okeh blues line. Great blues tune, and great packaging.
Electric Light Orchestra
Out of the Blue
Jet / United Artists / Columbia
The Beatles + Star Wars = ELO